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Population and aging

PLOS’ population and aging research explores and assesses factors associated with aging, and the risks and consequences associated with aging at individual and societal levels. We publish a broad range of research from diverse and global perspectives, including biological, medical, healthcare, and psychological aspects.

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Advances in translational scientific research and modern medicine have contributed to significant improvements in life expectancy across the globe. The global population of >60-year-olds is predicted to reach 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050. Improved access to diagnostics and therapeutics means that people are increasingly living with one or more chronic health conditions.

This challenges health and social care systems around the world, which PLOS addresses through a diverse selection of Open Access population and aging research ranging, from the biology of normal aging, to dementia research, to the health and economic impacts of changing demographics.

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Our commitment to Open Science means others can build on PLOS’ precision population & aging research and data to advance the field of gerontology and demography. Discover research below:

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38,767 authors from 175 countries chose PLOS to publish their population and aging research* 

Reaching a global audience, this research has received over 5,587 news and blog mentions

Research in this field has been cited 221,668 times
after authors published in a PLOS journal*

Related PLOS research Collections

Covering a connected body of work and evaluated by leading experts in their respective fields, our Collections make it easier to delve deeper into specific research topics from across the breadth of the PLOS portfolio.

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Related journals in population and aging

We provide a platform for population & aging research across various PLOS journals, allowing interdisciplinary researchers to explore population & aging research at all preclinical, translational and clinical research stages.

*Data source: Web of Science. © Copyright Clarivate 2024 | January 2004 – March 2024
^Data source: | January 2004 – March 2024

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Our rigorous editorial screening and assessment process is made up of several stages. All PLOS journals use anonymous peer review by default, but we also offer authors and reviewers options to make the peer review process more transparent.

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